donderdag 2 oktober 2008

Forwarding mail in debian

if you have a server sitting somewhere it is very useful to have the systems mail forwarded to your normal e-mail address

For this you will of course need to install postfix (or sendmail, but i use postfix)

$ sudo apt-get install postfix

after install open /etc/postfix/

$nano /ect/postfix/

and find the line that says relayhost = and fill out a useable relay host
then restart postfix

/etc/init.d/postfix restart

First for your normal users account create a file called " .forward " containing your e-mail adress
Root mial cannot be forwarded to anny user outside the machine. so we have to forward it to your user . (who then forwards it to your external e-mail account)

in the /root folder create a file called .forward containing "your-user-account"@localhost

>so for me this would be "wouter@localhost" (because my username is wouter)

you system mail should now be forwarded to your external e-mail account

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